in·​ter·​crop | \ ˌin-tər-ˈkräp How to pronounce intercrop (audio) , ˈin-tər-ˌkräp \
intercropped; intercropping; intercrops

Definition of intercrop

transitive verb

: to grow a crop in between (another)

intransitive verb

: to grow two or more crops simultaneously (as in alternate rows) on the same plot

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intercrop \ ˈin-​tər-​ˌkräp How to pronounce intercrop (audio) \ noun

Examples of intercrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use conservation agriculture techniques such as minimal or no-till methods, intercropping (mixing crop types in one field), and cover cropping (introducing alternative crops in successive years on the same field). Peter Johnston, Quartz Africa, "South Africa’s farms face an existential threat from climate change," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of intercrop

1898, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Intercrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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